Academic Calendar: 2020–21 at a Glance

The full 2020–21 academic calendar will be posted by August 2019.

Fall 2020

  • Classes begin: Mon., Aug. 31
  • Labor Day: Mon., Sept. 7 (no classes)
  • Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown on Fri., Sept. 18): Classes in session
  • Yom Kippur (begins at sundown on Sun., Sept. 27): Classes in session
  • Tues., Nov. 3: Election Day–no classes
  • Thanksgiving Recess: Wed., Nov. 25 through Sun., Nov. 29 (no classes)
  • Final exam week: Dec. 14–18
  • Classes end: Fri., Dec. 18

Winter Session 2021 (3 weeks, 100% online)

  • Classes begin: Mon., Dec. 28, 2020
  • Classes end: Tues., Jan. 19, 2021

Spring 2021

  • Classes begin: Wed., Jan. 20
  • Spring Recess: Sat., March 27 through Sun., April 4 (no classes)
  • Final exam week: May 5–11
  • Classes end: Tues., May 11
  • Commencement: Fri., May 14

Summer Session 2021 

Session I: Mon., Jun. 7 -  Fri., Jul. 2
Session II: Mon., Jun. 7 - Fri., Jul. 30
Session III: Mon., Jul. 5 - Fri., Jul. 30

 

Fall 2020 Academic Calendar 

July 13 Mon. Fall 2020 registration begins for nonmatriculated students
Aug. 31 Mon. Fall 2020 full-term classes begin
Aug. 31 - Sept. 4 Mon.-Fri. Late registration[$40 late fee] and add/drop period (full-term courses) for all students (except senior citizen auditors, who register on Sept. 8)
 Sept. 4 Fri.  Last day to submit NY State residency application to the Office of Student Financial Services
Sept. 7 Mon. Labor Day: No classes; some offices close
 Sept. 8  Tues.  Withdrawal period begins
 Sept. 8  Tues.  Senior citizen registration
Sept. 19 Sat. Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown Fri., Sept. 18): Classes in session
 Sept. 21  Mon.  Last day to apply for Pass/No Credit (P/NC) option
 Sept. 27-28  Sun.-Mon.  Yom Kippur (begins at sundown Sun., Sept. 27): Classes in session
Oct. 12 Mon. Columbus Day: Classes in session
Oct. 12 Mon. Fall 2019 short-term classes begin
Oct. 16 Fri. Last day to add or drop Fall 2020 short-term courses
Nov. 3 Tues. Election Day: No classes
Nov. 4 Wed. Last day to withdraw from Fall 2020 full-term courses 
Nov. 9–13 Mon.–Fri. Advising week
Nov. 11 Mon. Veterans Day (observed): Classes in session
Nov. 16 Mon. Last day to withdraw from Fall 2020 short-term courses 
Nov. 25–29 Wed.–Sun. Thanksgiving Recess: No classes; Residence Halls close at 9 a.m. on Nov. 25 and reopen at 2 p.m. on Nov. 29
Dec. 14–18 Mon.–Fri. Final exam week (refer to the Final Exam Schedule for details)
Dec. 18 Fri. Last day of Fall 2020 full-term classes
Dec. 18 Fri. Last day for Jan. 2021 graduates to submit senior or master’s projects to the Library
Dec. 23 Wed. Last day for faculty to submit Fall 2020 grades
Jan. 15 Fri.  Deadline for resolution of Incomplete grades

Winter Session 2021 Academic Calendar (4 Weeks, 100%)

     

Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

Jan. 18

Mon. Martin Luther King Day: Some offices close

Jan. 20

Wed. Spring 2021 full-term classes begin
Jan. 20–26 Wed.–Tues. Late registration [$40 late fee] and add/drop period (full-term courses) for all students (except senior citizen auditors, who register on Jan. 27)
Jan. 26 Tues. Last day to submit NY State residency application to the Office of Student Financial Services

Jan. 27

Wed. Withdrawal period begins

Jan. 27

Wed. Senior citizen registration
Feb. 9 Tues. Last day to apply for Pass/No Credit (P/NC) option
Feb. 15 Mon. President’s Day: Classes are in session
Mar. 8 Mon. Spring 2021 short-term classes begin
Mar. 12 Fri. Last day to add or drop Spring 2021 short-term courses
Mar. 23 Tues. Last day to withdraw from Spring 2021 full-term courses
Mar. 27–Apr. 4 Sat.–Sun. Spring Recess: No classes
Apr. 5-9 Mon.–Fri. Advising week
Apr. 12 Mon. Fall 2021 registration begins for matriculated students (refer to the Fall 2021 Registration Guide for schedule)
Apr. 15 Thurs.  Last day to request a medical leave of absence
Apr. 19 Mon. Last day to withdraw from Spring 2021 short-term courses 
May 5–11 Wed.–Tues. Final exam week (refer to the Final Exam Schedule for details)
May 11 Tues. Last day of Spring 2021 full-term classes
May 11 Tues. Last day for May 2021 graduates to submit senior or master’s projects via Moodle to the Library
May 12 Wed. On-campus residents (excluding graduating students) must check out of residences within 24 hours of their last exam or class, or by 10 a.m. on Wed., May 12, whichever comes first
May 14 Fri. 49th Annual Commencement
May 17 Mon. Last day for faculty to submit Spring 2021 grades
Jun. 8 Tues. Last day for faculty to resolve Spring 2021 Incomplete (“I”) grades

Summer 2021 Academic Calendar

     

Summer Session I:

Jun. 7

Mon. Summer session I classes begin

Jun. 7-8

Mon.–Tues. Late registration [$40 late fee] and add/drop period
Jun. 9 Wed. Senior citizen registration
Jun. 10 Thurs. Last day to elect Pass/No Credit grading option 
Jun. 22 Tues. Last day to withdraw from summer session I 
Jul. 2 Fri. Last day of summer session I classes
Jul. 7 Wed. Last day for faculty to submit summer session I grades
Jul. 9 Fri. Last day for faculty to resolve summer session I Incomplete (“I”) grades

Summer Session II:

 Jun. 7  Mon.  Summer session II classes begin
 Jun. 7–9  Mon. - Wed.  Late registration [$40 late fee] and add/drop period
Jun. 10 Thurs. Senior citizen registration
Jun. 16 Wed. Last day to elect Pass/No Credit grading option 
Jul. 8 Thurs. Last day to withdraw from summer session II
Jul. 30 Fri. Last day of summer session II classes
Aug. 4 Wed.  Last day for faculty to submit summer session II grades
Aug. 11 Wed.  Last day for faculty to resolve summer session II Incomplete (“I”) grades

Summer Session III:

Jul. 5

Mon. Summer session III classes begin
Jun. 5-6 Mon.–Tues. Late registration [$40 late fee] and add/drop period
Jul. 7 Wed. Senior citizen registration
Jul. 20 Tues. Last day to withdraw from summer session III
Jul. 28 Thurs. Last day to elect Pass/No Credit grading option 
Jul. 30 Fri. Last day of summer session III classes
Aug. 4 Wed.  Last day for faculty to submit summer session III grades
Aug. 6 Fri. Last day for faculty to resolve summer session III Incomplete (“I”) grades

Updated May 14, 2019